Dip vs. Gel Polish: Which one is for you?

Dip Powders and Gel Polishes have always been our favorite go-to products for our manicures. They are both durable and long-lasting compared to regular nail polish.

So in this article, we are going through their key differences because we want you to know what product suits you best.

1. Application

The primary difference between gel polish and dip powder upon application is the process itself. Gel polish is more like the traditional nail polish, but you need a UV or LED lamp after each coat to cure it. While dip powder, on the other hand, includes dipping each finger to the colored powder after each coat, it doesn’t need a UV lamp because the activator will do the work; it will harden the nails before applying a top coat that needs to be air-dried.

Gel polish tends to be easier to apply than dip powder.


2. Lasting Power

Gel polish and dip powder are long-lasting if the application is made right. Dip powder can last up to 3-4 weeks, while gel polish is 2-3 weeks.


3. Creativity

Dip powder has a wide variety of colors to choose from and be creative with. While nail art is easier to do using gel polish because it uses a traditional nail brush.

Learn more pros and cons about these two products below.

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